West Seattle Christmas Eve: ‘Kindness, compassion are the antidote’

Out of the WSB inbox, from a West Seattle resident:

Earlier today my husband was recipient of a random act of kindness; he found a card underneath his windshield wipers, inside was crisp new $10.00 bill with note that said “A random act to honor one of the 26 lost in Connecticut. Kindness and compassion are the antidote. Please, if you can, pay it forward. ”

I thought it was so cool, that it made my day. I hope it will do the same for you. Merry Christmas!

The e-mail doesn’t say where exactly this happened – but that really doesn’t matter, in this case.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Christmas Eve: 'Kindness, compassion are the antidote'"

  • Rumbles December 24, 2012 (3:42 pm)

    I love the quote, “Pay it forward”. It’s easy to forget how something small can have a big impact. I was in a Starbucks drive thru line not long ago, and the person ahead of me paid for my drinks on the “Pay it forward” premise. It made my day when it was done to me, and again when I paid it forward!

  • A December 24, 2012 (8:30 pm)

    Ann Curry started the 26 acts of kindness. It is happening everywhere and it’s awesome to read the stories!

    I was at Starbucks in Southcenter a month ago and the woman next to me bought my coffee and scone. It really surprised me! It was so nice and I am looking forward to paying it forward.

  • My2Cents December 28, 2012 (2:52 pm)

    Funny, God says to act kindly with love at all times to all people, so what? Ann Curry says it and it’s like,”Oh, what a great idea!” Buying someone coffee is hardly a significant expression of compassion. More like hospitality. But it’s nice. The real challenge to acts of kindness are the ones that require us to step out of our comfort zone and be willing to be burdened.

  • BoomerZoomer December 29, 2012 (12:21 pm)

    Thanks, My2Cents, for pissing on acts which add goodness in the world. You represent why they are so important, no matter their origin or “significance”. When did you last step out of your comfort zone?

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